WHY RESTORE?

Your original windows add a lot of character and charm to your home. They have weathered more than 50 years of use and can have a much longer life span with some maintenance. Chances are they have survived as they are made from some very solid, high quality wood assembled with fine craftsmanship. Replacement windows cannot compete on longevity, plus they are designed to fit
INSIDE the existing window openings making your visible light less.

MATERIALS

Antique windows are made of old growth wood which is more dense and rot resistant. Joints may loosen up or rot may be present, but all can, and was designed to be repaired indefinitely.

APPEARANCE

It’s easy to take a driving tour of bad replacement windows – shiny white vinyl, stuck on muntin bars, and flat glass. The proportion, shapes, and wavy glass in older homes is part of the beauty and character that makes these homes so appealing.

EFFICIENCY

Older windows can be just as energy efficient as new windows. Through a combination of repairs and weather stripping we can make the windows snug and weather tight again. Ask any energy auditor – new thermal imaging technology can provide insight on where energy loss is happening before assuming it’s the windows.

COST

With replacement windows it’s all or nothing. With repair and restoration we can do as little or as much as needed. Services like replacing broken panes and cords is inexpensive and quick. Even with complete restoration our services are often less costly than wasteful window replacement.

Read the Window Preservation Alliance

Top 10 Reasons
WPA Top Ten Reasons to Restore or Repair Windows

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Open House & Sash Revival 2019

We are once again opening the workshop doors so you can see what goes on behind the scenes, meet the crew, nosh on some yummy food, watch demonstrations, and learn more about the art of window restoration.

Sash Revival filled!

Thank you so much for your interest in our Sash Revival 2019. All the slots are filled at this time. But do come by for the learning, the jokes, and the snacks. Look forward to seeing you there!

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OPEN HOUSE and Sash Revival 2019

Open House and Sash Revival May 18th, 2019.

We are once again opening the workshop doors so you can see what goes on behind the scenes, meet the crew, nosh on some yummy food, watch demonstrations, and learn more about the art of window restoration.

What is a Sash Revival?

You bring your window sash and get help learning how to remove old glazing putty, replace broken glass, and re-putty glaze that window. This is a hands on experience, we want you to feel the putty! Our team of window restoration specialists will be on hand to help.